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that the nsa collects edge data, but the obama administration has touted a policy of declassifying select information following links by nsa whistleblower edward snowden. snowden continued to criticize the nsa spy programs after receiving an award from u.s. whistleblower's last week in russia. >> people all over the world are realizing that these programs don't make us more safe. they hurt our economy. the hurt our country. they limit our ability to think and live and be creative and have relationships to associate freely. >> we will spend the hour with the four former government officials who met with snowden last week after headlines. they are from the fbi, cia, the justice department, in the nsa. critics of the nsa are using a state highway cleanup program to protest the agency. the group restore the fourth has adopted a stretch of highway that runs past the agency's massive data facility in utah. to the sully tribune, that means signs bearing the group's name, which is a reference to the fourth amendment, will be displayed outside the nsa building. restore the fourth says they will ca
will tell you more about the occupy debit card coming up, and the nsa center in utah is literally melting down. congressional scrutiny is heating up. more on that later in the show. it's wednesday, up over nine. we begin on capitol hill. lawmakers may be feeling anxious over the possibility of a default. they can relax at the house jim. while services across the country have been slashed, furloughing 800,000 federal workers. the house gym, which boasts a swimming pool, sauna, and basketball court, has been deemed essential. it has been reported towle service has been discontinued, so i guess the pain is spreading around. republicans are pushing forward to reopen parts of the government. today they passed legislation to provide funding for families of soldiers who died overseas and the shutdown. five members of the military were killed in afghanistan over the weekend. normally money is paid for funeral costs and other expenses. since the shutdown those checks have been with held. democrats are opposed to this piecemeal funding strategy, perhaps because it will probably be another 10 weeks
trial. today the 49 year old will go before a federal judge ahead of his trial. >>> the nsa is reportedly pouring through millions of contact lists from around the world. the washington reports it intercepts hundreds of thousands of e-mail address books every day from private accounts you likely use. in fact, during a single day last year here is what the post says the nsa collected 445,000 e-mail address books from yahoo. 105,000 from hot mail and 23,000 from unspecified users. the paper reports the nsa analyzes the contacts to find possible links to terrorism and other criminal activities. the nsa says it is not interested in the personal information of ordinary americans. edward snowden provided the secret documents to the post. >>> in the words of one top u.s. senator today could be a bright day meaning a deal could be on the horizon. harry reid and mitch mcconnell met on monday. they say they are closing in on an agreement to prevent the nation's first ever default come thursday's debt ceiling deadline. >> i'm very optimistic that we will reach an agreement that is reas
-mail and message accounts could be in the data they are collecting now that according to a study. nsa intercepts e-mail books and buddy lists from instant message services. the nsa in a power point presentation shows figures from the special source operations it has 14 -- 444,000 from yahoo, 105,000 from hotmail and 22,000 from other providers. this comes from top secret documents from edward snowden. in defense the actions they said the nsa is focused on discovering and developing intelligence about valid forms like terrorists. we are not interested in information about terrorists. >> people all over the world are realizing these programs don't make us more safe. they hurt our economy. they hurt our economy. they limit those who seek, think and live and be creative to have a relationship>> ehe is a controversial figure in all of this. it puts person at risk of coming into conflict with their own government. data mining has come under scrutiny since he started leaking the documents. it is essential to counter-terrorism intelligence. >>> thank you, kelly. brand new developments in the case of a mis
bill, snooping.rly with the nsa suing the administration over this thing. weome to t show, congressman. >> thank you. thank you for having me. charles: i guess a little bit like the monsters have gotten out of handere? >> yes,because when the patriot act was initially drafted, we thought we had drafted the ability to prevent a collection the collection of metadata, which meant that everybody in theu.s. that makes a phone ca, made or received, durng the oversight we didn't have that. the collection of data. once i left and we were doing the oversight anymore, the nsa really got out of control. and then former ielligenceration mmittee chair in the house said what obama has been doing and we have to bring the rein in their spending in. there's no rson why ever innocentmericans on call ough to be picked up by th nsa and then stored for five yrs or maybe even more. charles: did you sense that it had this kind of power? >> a lot of times people put things together and i lso think, okay, we figured it all out. people figure out different interpretations. section 215 of the stock. but could w
was granted asylum in russia. this is a after and nsa operative was given an award for intelligence. we have the details. >> the nsa whistleblower was very passionate in talking about the problem of government surveillance in the united states. he said the issue was not any specific spying program, rather the relationship between united states and the american people, seen as increasingly coming into conflict with democratic values, and they also lashed out against the whistleblowers, talking about misplaced priorities. >> our relationship with the government, where we have an executive that is unwilling to prosecute, who lied to congress, but they will stop at nothing to persecute someone who told them the truth. >> these were marks were made at a ceremony right here in moscow at an undisclosed location. and this award was presented to him by a group of prominent american whistleblowers and former government officials. they join rt for an in-depth discussion on thursday. this is the first time we have been able to catch a glimpse of snowden after a silent. we saw him back in july, and there
heightened by what has been going on at the nsa? >> absolutely. we have broad bipartisan support on this. senator wyden has been the champion. the former chairman of the judiciary has been very supportive of this. we have got very good support on both sides of the aisle. the more parents and people become acutely aware that these gps type of devices can be very helpful in your day-to-day life, they can also be a tool and a conduit for somebody who has got some the ferry as thoughts and ideas to follow somebody -- nefarious thoughts and ideas to follow somebody. that should be against the law. law enforcement should have to demonstrate to the court that they have probable cause. >> do you hear from constituents on this issue? >> absolutely. certainly with the nsa revelations, people have been acutely aware and concerned about what the government is doing, are they following them? has nota administration clarified their position post- jones. ofre was a freedom information act request that the aclu put in. every single page was redacted. we don't know what the administration's position on t
a federal judge ahead of his trial. >>> the nsa is reportedly poring through millions of contact lists from around the world. "the washington post" reporting it intercepted hundreds of thousands of e-mail address books every day from private accounts. in fact, during a single day last year, "the post" says the nsa collected 445,000 e-mail address books from yahoo! 105,000 from hot mail and 23,000 from unspecified providers. the paper reports the nsa analyzes the contacts to find possible links to terrorism and other criminal activities. the nsa says it's only seeking information on valid targets and is not interested in the personal information of ordinary americans. edward snowden provided the secret documents to "the post." >>> in the words of one top u.s. senator today could be a bright day meaning a deal could be on the horizon. on that day 15 of the government shutdown that we're seeing today. senate majority leader harry reid and mitch mcconnell met on monday. they say they are closing in on an agreement to end washington's paralysis and to prevent the nation's first-ever default from
specifically about the nsa scandal and the relationship with -- wikileaks has had with edward snowden. >> here at the embassy, he affirmed that exceptionalism that barack obama, president of the united states is defending is nearly -- merely an excuse to be above the law. something used by nations to subordinate others. he alluded to the necessary -- necessity of developing technology to order -- defend patient against the mass espionage program that violates human rights and certain rights under international law. >> whenever a president talks about exceptionalism what he's trying to say is the rules of civil behavior does not apply to him. whether that is in invading another country or that is abusive laws at home -- the abuse laws at home. in relation to barack obama's use of the espionage act against alleged journalistic sources, and journalists, that is something -- it is important that people understand, this is not just [indiscernible] it is a radical change. barack obama has prosecuted more people under the espionage act come a more journalistic sources under the espionage act than all
for a while. >> mr. it's ya -- yahoo, g mail or the ims, the nsa could have troves of information about you and your friends. >> reporter: any time you type in a friend's e-mail, the nsa could be right there watching, waiting and swiping. "the washington post" reports they have amassed millions, maybe tens of millions of your friends and colleagues' personal information. this from top secret documents provided by nsa whistle blower edward snowden. >> he took so much information and it's one thing after another. >> reporter: to size this up we talked to u.s. expert ray locker. >> they know all the people you've been contacting, the people you've received e-mail from, the people you're e- mailing. they know that information. they use that to assemble a profile of the person they're investigating. >> reporter: it's important to note they're not targeting individuals. rather, it's a bulk sweep. to show you the magnitude n one day the nsa collected more than 400,000 e-mail address books from yahoo, more than a hundred thousand from hot mail, more than 80,000 from face boog, almost 34,000 -- face
arriving in moscow, the former nsa contractor leaked thousands of documents with details about how u.s. security services spy on officials and ordinary people all across the world. washington has been calling for his extradition, accusing him of espionage but russia granted him temporary asylum. his father may not be the only family member since it is unclear if a former nsa contractor will ever be able to return to the u.s. again. >> the nsa leaker's fate has been the focus of our discussion in the studio last week. they were in moscow to give snowden the award. they discuss how the american footage -- fugitive is getting used to his life. >> doing remarkably well under the circumstances in which he came here. >> we obviously came to find out personally how is he. what does he look like these days. >> i thought he looked great. he seemed very centered and brilliant, smart, funny. i thought you looked very well. >> considering the amount of pressure he is under, do you think that is taking any toll? >> i think it would an ordinary circumstances, but this is an extraordinary person. h
on as far as the nsa and british secret services. the leaks that edward snowden revealed to various media outlets. just how much germany was spied on, one leak revealed in the newsmagazine in june shows that there was half a billion e- mails, phone calls, and text messages intercepted in germany in the average month. the announcement has prompted other major operators to say they want to follow suit, vodafone among them. telefonica said they would try to roll this out for customers. there are some skeptical of whether it would work to to the nature of modern communication. deutsche telekom are saying they are determined to protect their customers information from prying eyes of the spies. >> wikileaks partner website. he thinks rerouting data is not enough to ensure privacy. >> in germany, we have a situation that the trustworthiness of our foreign and interior intelligence service, watching their high level of cooperation with a national security agency, and with a british government medications headquarters, it does not make them trustworthy at all. if they can intercept this stuff, the
to rein in the powers that are pushing this new bill, snooping.y with the nsa suing the administration or this thing. welcome to the ow congressman. >> thank you. thank you for having me. charles: i guess a little bit like the monsters have gotten out of hand here? >> yes, because when the patriot act was initially drafted, we thought we had drafd the abilitto prevent a collection the collectionf metadata, which meant that everybody in the u.s. that makes a phone call, deor received, during the oversight we didn'thave that. the collection of ata. once i left and we wer doing the oversight anymore, the nsa really got o of control. first in the bush administration and then former intelligence committee air in the house said what obama has been doing and we have to bring the rein in their spending in. there's no reason why every incentmericans on call ought to be pied up by the nsa and then stored for ve years or maybe een more. charles: did you sense that it had this kind of power a lot of times people put things together and i also thk, okay, we figured it all out. people figure out di
optic cable. we want the nsa to be able to listen in to one conversation. we don't want the nsa to listen to another conversation. obviously if we use fiber optic cable, we have a contradiction. so we need a discussion on how to deal with that contradiction, and that's a really tough discussion. >> now, that's from the perspective of state apparatus is going after the big, bad nonstate actors. let me turn that around. again, we have regular accounts of chinese intelligence activities through cyberspace. being launched at united states and other countries. whether a not it comes from a specific designated military you know, or whether it's a patriotic hacker or whatever. it brings me to questions. one is actually in the era of cyberwar, however you want to define it, is the state losing its monopoly over your view -- virtual force? the second one, when they come down to it, can we point to things where i've espionage has really made a difference? >> let's look at the problem from the point of view of, shall we say, those who are trying to steal our commercially relevant informati
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, the nsa is ramping things bny mellon combines investment magement & investmentservic, giving us unique insights which help us attract the industry's brightest minds who create powerful strategi for a country's investments which are used to build new schools to build more bright minds. invested in the world. bny mellon. neil: a lot of folks are distracted by the debt ceiling today. a new report says remember when the nsa could monitor up to 75% of all internet traffic everywhere? well, it was a magic nmber, t hangs onto it for 75 years. so like i am 25 and that is a long time. which i'm not. ventfive years is the accurate figure and katrina pearson sa this i bad. the heth care licensing privacy concerns as well. can you agine hanging on to that stuff just in case hurricane katrina and neil cavuto do something? [applause] >> oneay w might just walk off our rocker and do something horrible. this is an entire lifetime and the government is storing data on individuals in this country and it was formed to have a free and open society. and the top priorities include upholding and protecting t
. as interest in the gps act or similar legislation, has it been heightened by what's been going on with the nsa? >> guest: oh, absolutely. we have broad bipartisan support on this. as you said, senator wyden has been the champion in the senate, a good, strong dem t accurate. over in the house chairman conyers, former chairman of the judiciary, jim sensenbrenner, have been very supportive. trey gowdy, a former prosecutor. so i think we've got very good support on both sides of the aisle, and i think the more parents and people become acutely aware that these gps type of devices can be very helpful in your day-to-day life, they can also be a tool and a conduit for somebody who's got some nefarious thoughts and ideas to follow somebody without their knowledge. that really should be against the law. and law enforcement really should have to demonstrate to the court that they have probable cause in order to go follow somebody without their knowledge. >> host: do you hear from constituents on this issue? >> guest: oh, absolutely. i think certainly with the nsa revelations, people have been acutely aw
legislation been heightened by what's going on with the nsa? >> guest: absolutely. we have broad bipartisan sub port on this. senator wyden has been a champion a good strong democrat. over in the house chairman conyers former chairman of the judiciary and jim sensenbrenner have been supportive of this act. trey gowdy a former prosecutor so i think we have good support on both sides of the aisle and i think the more parents and people become acutely aware that this gps type of device can be very helpful in your day-to-day life but it can also be a tool and a conduit for somebody who has got some nefarious thoughts and ideas to follow somebody without their knowledge. that really should be against the law and law enforcement really should have to demonstrate to the court to have probable cause in order to follow someone without their knowledge. >> host: do you hear from constituents on this issue? >> guest: absolutely. certainly with the nsa revelations of people being acutely aware and concerned about what the government is doing. are they following them? the obama administration has not ver
trial. >>> the nsa is reportedly pouring through millions of contact lists from around the world. the washington post reports it intercepts hundreds of thousands of e-mail address books every day from private accounts you likely use. in fact, during a single day last year here is what the post says the nsa collected 445,000 e-mail address books from yahoo. 105,000 from hot mail and 23,000 from unspecified users. the paper reports the nsa analyzes the contacts to find possible links to terrorism and other criminal activities. the nsa says it is not interested in the personal information of ordinary americans. edward snowden provided the secret documents to the post. >>> in the words of one top u.s. senator today could be a bright day meaning a deal could be on the horizon. harry reid and mitch mcconnell met on monday. they say they are closing in on an agreement to prevent the nation's first ever default come thursday's debt ceiling deadline. >> i'm very optimistic that we will reach an agreement that is reasonable in nature this week to reopen the government, pay the nation's bil
in russia to present him with an award for his revelations about nsa spying. on wednesday, snowden met with attorney jessleyn radack and her client national security agency whistleblower thomas drake, as well as former cia analyst ray mcgovern and former fbi agent coleen rowley. they gave snowden an award from the sam adams associates for integrity and intelligence, a group of former cia officials. jessleyn radack describe the impact of snowden's disclosures in an interview with rt. >> it is a dangerous time for whistleblowers in the united states, but the effect -- the snowden effect has been the opposite. we have more and more whistleblowers coming to the government account ability project than we have had before. i think if the u.s. is trying to clamp down and send a message by making an example, courage is contagious. i really think he has had a wonderful effect for the u.s. and for the world. >> edward snowden's father has also met with his son after arriving in moscow on thursday. russian state tv said details about the meeting are being kept secret for security reasons. snowden
the reforms that has begun in the united states and around the world. it really is a global issue. the nsa is spying on everybody, friend or foe. that conversation needs to continue. people need to realize there is a greater issue of human rights. a number of people involved in his case, people are having trouble even moving around and getting where they are going. we were not worried about coming into your country and we are worried about getting back into our own country. that should not be the case. >> secret law, secret interpretation of the law. it is pandora's box. >> we think he is about to be reunited with his dad. behind closed doors, he will be giving him the support that only a father can. >> it is day 10 of the government shut down and i do not need to tell you this, but people are peeved. remember when we were comparing the approval ratings to cockroaches and toenail fungus? new polls found that members of congress are less popular than witches, zombies, jury duty, dmv, him rights full -- hemorrhoids. 61% of americans blame republicans. 50 per two percent -- 52% say president
released video clips of former nsa contractor edward snowden speaking in moscow. he was receiving an award from a group at campaigns for integrity among intelligence professionals. program he u.s. by exposed put people at risk of conflict with their own government. he also said people around the world are realizing these kinds of programs do not make them any safer. germany's biggest telecom operator is saying that domestic -- proposing that domestic avoidc be kept inside to surveillance. they are using german computer servers for domestic e-mails, and now they are calling for cooperation keep data streams inside of the country. reports that america's nsa and other foreign agencies are monitoring data have alarmed many germans, who will recall government surveillance in communist east germany and during the not see regime -- and during the nazi regime. a powerful storm in the philippines has left at least a dozen people dead. the typhoon made landfall friday, bringing floods and powerful wind up to 150 kilometers per hour. several victims drowned or were hit by falling trees. millions in t
to that press conference and let us know what especially comes out of it. we're hearing from exiled nsa leaker eric snowedden. here what he has to say next. opening doors ... opening possibilities. taking the impossible from lab ... to life. on techknow, our scientists bring you a sneak-peak of the future, and take you behind the scenes at our evolving world. techknow - ideas, invention, life. >> we find the fault lines that run through communities. >> the shooting happened about 30 minutes ago. >> companies... >> the remains of the fire are still everywhere here. >> the powers that be at home and around the world... >> not only do they not get compensation but you don't even have to explain why? >> well thats exactly what i said. >> we question authority. >> so you said we could get access... >> that's enough! >> ... and those affected. >> investigative journalism at it's toughest. >> the first pictures of former nsa contractor eric snowdon has been released. this since he found asylum in russia. snowdon said that surveillance programs are a threat to democracy. >> people all over the world a
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" is majoritying that the n.s.a. has been intercepting e-mail address becomes and buddy lists from instant messaging services that was wide-spread practice with yahoo, hotmail and facebook and google. officials and top secret documents provided by former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden. >> home prices are rising and homeowners have been refinancing but plenty owe more than the home is worth. this week this could be help. neighborhood assistance corporation of america is coming back. you may remember the events the past few years saving thousands of homes from foreclosure and if you want to buy a home in the first place they help you get a mortgage. this week, the we vent is held in oakland on thursday through monday. for more information, go to abc7news.com. >> for more information on what the roads look like, here is leyla gulen. >> thank you very much. we do have at least 23 trains on bart that are rolling right now. san francisco bay ferry is going to run on a normal schedule today. they were going to add some boats should bart strike. they are not so it is normal business as usual. we
for weeks to continue questioning him. >> some new allegations of snooping by the nsa. intelligence collected 700,000 emails and books in a single day last year. nsa defends tactics. and has no interest in ordinary american activities. >> a texas theater chain has banned madonna after hearing she was texting during the new york film festival. until she apologizes to movie goers, she is not welcome. the chain has a strict no talking and no texting policy. admits his ban won't affect her very much. so far she has not commented. i don't know. do you think she cares? >> i don't think she's losing sleep. >> doesn't she have a theater in her home? >> hey, great weather coming our way. a lot of sunshine to the coastline. the off-shore winds are blowing. the fire danger going to stay minimal. out there right now high pressure overhead and as it continues to roll in, more components of wind. so skies nice and clear over san francisco right now. the temperatures a little chilly in spots. 49 in livermore. 41 in santa rosa. 51 in san jose and 54 in san francisco. as we head throughout the day,
to the newspaper by snowden indicate the nsa routinely captures and downloads people's address books and contact lists. now, this program is not authorized by the fiza court, so it's only done overseas, and only to foreigners because they're not protected by the laws that protect americans. however, that idea -- if you have ever been outside the united states with your phone, you might have been downloaded or if you know someone in a different country who has you in their contact list, then you probably were too. the scope of it just staggering. just look at this. 444,000 lists are downloaded a day on average. that's 250 million a we're from yahoo and g mail and facebook, and microsoft's hot mail. now called outlook. now, these are not requests. this is nothing being requested. these are straight takes by the government. here on american shore is the nsa has admitted to recording the details, but not the actual conversation of every phone call americans make with their cell phone. other news coming into earnings season, we've got intel and yahoo both reporting after the bell. scott budman will h
the conversation on our facebook page. l.st search for wba >> the nsa has reportedly been gathering information in its continuing effort to find links to terrorism. hundreds of thousands of e-mail address books every day that ruth the global data links. the post said the nsa analyzes the contacts and connections among various foreign intelligence targets. it was the latest revelation to be disclosed by ad words snowden, who fled the u.s. and now resides in russia. -- by edward snowden. >> our commitment 2014 report, the day you announce your running mate is generally a positive one to kickstart fundraising and stress your campaign ideas. but doug gansler's big announcement was overshadowed by follow-up from an unrelated issue. was peppered he with questions about a report in the washington post that cited documents indicating he ordered maryland state troopers to drive him around lights and sirens on and to speed and run red lights on the way to appointments. he did issue a statement yesterday saying "the picture being painted by these documents is not an accurate reflection of reality. a few o
. >> more secrets. the nsa knows who you have been emailing and chatting with online. >> a member of al qaeda in new york - a man indicted more than 10 years ago for bombing american embassies in kenya about to face trial in the united states. >> oil spill in north dakota - why farmers and residents knew nothing about it for weeks. >>> day 14 of the deposit shutdown is ending on an optimistic note. weeks of finger pointing on capitol hill could be winding down. democratic and republican leaders are confident a deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling will be done by the end of the week. we have more from white house correspondent mike viqueira. >> well, a deal in the senate may be at hand in the nick of time. the gop politics that brought the nation to the brink means there's no n -- guarantee that a senate-passed plan will pass in the house of representatives. >> president obama visited a washington food bank where he greeted furloughed workers. >> if the republicans are not willing to set aside part san concerns to do what is right for the country, we stand a chance of
. have a listen to what president obama said back inup when asked about the nsa surveillance program and threats to personal privacy. >> with respect to the internet and e-mails, this does not apply to u.s. citizens and it does not apply to people living in the united states. >> however, a new report in the "washington post" says the nsa is collecting millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounting from all across the world. many of them from americans. that's according to top secret documents released by -- edward snowden. they show nearly 700,000 address books were collected in a single day, including nearly a half million from yahoo!. that works out to more than 250 million contact lists a year assuming they did it every gday. the information can be collected when a user logs on or even just composes a message. in a statement the nsa said the national security agency is focused on discovering and developing intelligence about valid foreign intelligence tar wrists like terrorists, human traffickers and drug smugglers. we're not interested in personal
. >> two other quick topics on some of the big issues you're talking about. nsa, "washington post" has another revelation saying the nsa is collecting e-mail contact lists not just of foreigners but americans. how do you justify that you? >> as you know, i'm not in a position to discuss specific tools or processes. as you know, the national security agency is focused on discovering and developing intelligence about valid foreign intelligence targets such as terrorists, human traffickers and drug smugglers. they are not interested in personal information about ordinary americans. moreover, they operate in accordance with rules either approved by the attorney general or the foreign intelligence surveillance court as appropriate designed to minimize the acwhich question significance, use and dissemination of any such information. so again the purpose here is to discover and develop intelligence about foreign intelligence targets. that is the mission and the purpose of the various methods that the nsa employs. >> but part of what you just said, they're not interested in the private informa
of causalities. >> there's a new report this morning that the nsa is collecting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail aaccounts around the world including americans. pete williams is in washington with the latest on this. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, this comes from documents in the washington post from nsa leaker edward snowden and they show that the nsa gathers address books and contact lists from e-mailers and instant mess messengers. they're from foreigners and not americans. now the nsa says it uses the day to look for connections focussing on what it calls valid foreign intelligence targets like terrorists, human traffickers and drug smug letters and the agency says it's not interested in personal information about ordinary americans. still, the program does capture the address books of potentially millions of americans but the nsa says it follows rules to minimize gathering, using, or disseminating that data, natalie. >> pete williams, thank you, pete. >>> the supreme court will consider today whether a michigan ban on affirmative action is discri
the family. >>> now awarding the nsa leaker. edward snowden, the man responsible for top secret intelligence is actually being honored by four americans who used to work for the u.s. government. they met snowden in moscow where he has been hiding since august to give him the sam adams award for integrity in intelligence. now this came as his father arrived in moscow to see his son for the first time siblgs this happened, saying his son is trying to look for a job. outfront, former operative valerie plame. you will recall her cover was blown in 2003 by a member of the bush administration and she is author of a flew book called "blowback." i'll cut straight to it. a lot of people are cheering for him and some are just appalled. does he have, deserve an award for integrity in intelligence? >> one thing as we know for certain, we would not even be having this conversation about the appropriate balance of security versus privacy if it were not for snowden's revelations. and president obama had spoken about the need to have a really robust conversation about this. it goes right to the heart of the
to the washington post, the nsa is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts. say theence officials practice would be illegal if carried out on u.s. soil. the collection takes place abroad through deals with foreign companies and intelligence agencies. data from americans frequently leaves the country because companies like google and facebook operate data centers abroad. the scope of the collection is fast. in a single day last year, the nsa harvested nearly 700,000 e- mail address books. brazil has announced government employees will begin using an encrypted e-mail service in an effort to avoid foreign spine. brazil's communications minister says the new government system will become mandatory for all federal officials in the coming months. documents revealed by edward snowden show brazil is the leading target of u.s. spying in latin america. in afghanistan, the governor of the eastern province of logar has died in a bomb attack in a mosque. presidentlose eye of -- he was a close ally of president karzai. he was delivering a speech tuesday
countries by the nsa. what is been impact in places like egypt of these revelations? >> there's been a huge spillover. you see it most prominently in places like brazil, of course, because it turns out some of you surveillance particularly targeted the president and some of her communication as well as businesses. but we also see it in the u.k. because of the revelation about the collaboration, the sharing of this information with israel. it has prompted multiple lawsuits that are seeking some clarity. it is also important to note it has pushed some of the telecommunication and internet someders to have at least more transparency. they've all gone public. for instance, we know how many requests facebook and twitter received from the egyptian government in the last six months. how many of them were actually accepted. but we don't know which ones are which accounts were monitored in which information were provided to the egyptian government. beforemportant to note the snowden revelation, this is something we have all been concerned about. we all came together, the same can organizations -- th
for the national intelligence director's office says the nsa is seeking intelligence a valid terror targets. the nsa uses the information to find possible links to terrorism or other criminal activity. the nsa analyzes the contents to map relationships and connections among various foreign intelligence targets. >>> suspected terrorist abu anas al-libi is in new york. he was captured and questions for weeks on a navy ship. he is said to have helped plan itself 1998 bombings of two american embassies in africa. >>> the trial for the man accused of killing redskins safety sean taylor is finally scheduled to begin. 23-year-old eric rivera, jr. is facing life in prison. he was arrested when he was 17 years old. police say he shot taylor in a botched robbery attempt at the football player's florida home. >>> today funeral sfses will be held for a connecticut -- services will be held for a connecticut woman who was shot by capital police earlier this month. miriam carey was killed when she tried to ram her vehicle into a white house barrier and took off from her attempting to hit several other off
on suspected nsa leaker edward snowden slipped through the cracks when he worked for the agency in geneva and he was returned home because of those concerns. a cia spokesman said while we were unable to quote on the assertions in today's "the new york times" story on edward snowden, the primary allegation of the story is inaccurate on multiple levels. on saturday the "times" reported cia disputes early suspicions on snowden but the paper stood by its earlier report saying they quoted two senior official with direct knowledge of the episode. joining me to discussion all of this and to discuss whether the gray lady has gotten a black eye, ramesh ponnuru, tell noir cliff joins us here and joe concha from new york. i got to start with you, joe concha. i'm not going to bury the lead. congratulations. you had a baby when? >> friday night 9:26 p.m. 6 pounds. there she is. cameron. got beat up in delivery. 6 pounds, 14 ounces. hence the pink tie you see today. we're sticking with theme here. we couldn't be anymore proud. thank you so much. >> congratulations to you and all the best on the journey
something where you are at the apple event yesterday and you seem to like the fingerprint nsa scanner thing on the phone. why would you be in favor of anything that can gather more information and? >> that's funny because i didn't realize there was a reporter there. they just said what do you like. i didn't really know that he got picked up. the thing that i liked about it and it's funny because you mocked me one time at techcrunch. i don't have a passcode on my phone. >> oh yes. >> my mother said are you crazy? i just can't do this passcode thing 15 times a day. i saw the fingerprint thing i said i don't have to. i was excited that. building in the smart sensors into the phone. it's the same reason i joined the board of java and i'm excited about what they're doing in terms of small sensors that make everyday tasks that much more interesting. >> all right so fingerprint sensors are good. speak to unlock your phone, yes. >> as far as i know microsoft hasn't announced any ceo. are you happy that ballmer is leaving and who do you want to be the next ceo since they are your biggest partner? >>
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